Carbohydrates & Fibres

Carbohydrates and Fibres play an important role in preventing hyperactivity. Fibres in whole grains help to control the release of glucose in the blood stream.

Carbohydrates convert to glucose and enter the blood stream. A steady supply of glucose obtained from unrefined carbohydrates is most important, as this will maintain one’s energy levels throughout the day.

Glucose converts to energy and such energy keeps one awake, alive, energetic and gives one full concentration and focus. It keeps one relaxed and also allows one to have the needed energy if one is doing sports or need that extra time span of concentration to study for exams.

Best sources of carbohydrates and fibres are from whole grains (beans, lentils, chickpeas, dholl, brown rice, barley, fresh or dried mealies, sorghum, millet, quinoa, whole wheat) and whole grain cereals (not refined), fruits and vegetables.

Fibres in the whole grains, fruits and vegetables help to control the release of glucose. Without fibres, too much glucose is released and this makes one become hyperactive and tired and lack focus and concentration. The extra glucose that is not used for energy becomes fat and makes one put on weight, leading to obesity.

Fibres are also used to remove waste from the intestines. It acts as a broom to sweep away the waste and prevents waste from fermenting or rotting. It helps to maintain a healthy colon.

With the right supplements (B vitamins, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium), adequate intake of water, the colon will be healthy and free of constipation.

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